Monday, September 13, 2010

Me and a Large Fungus

I got the idea for the massive stuffed mushroom from Whole Foods, where I saw a pre-stuffed, enormous portabella begging for me to take it home and enjoy. Then I saw the price tag, and sticker shock is an understatement. So, I made my own, and it was a glorious thing! I stuffed it with chopped onions, green peppers, tomatoes, chives, and garlic. Then I topped it with shredded Blarney Castle (Kerrygold Irish) cheese. A wee bit of freshly ground black pepper covered the cheese, and in the toaster oven it went for about 40 minutes. Yummy! And quite low in calories for the size of the snack.

In other news, I'm getting low in the 150's, and really ready to charge into the 140's. I'm finally getting close to my goal, and I can hardly wait. Given the fact that I only lost about 3 pounds last month, I'm not even hoping to hit 125 by the end of the year, but I can wait...Now that I'm able to go out in public and feel healthy for a change, the waiting isn't nearly as hard as it was 40 pounds ago.

A sign of joy in my emerging form? I bought a new pair of pants last week at the Gap. They're size 12s, and they fit like a glove through the derriere and thighs, but the waist is actually a tad too big. I'm not a belt-wearer, so as soon as my rear end shrinks, I'll be headed back out to replace them ;) Pics are sure to follow...as my BFF has already asked to see these new pants o' mine.

Do you remember a "first" article of clothing that you bought when you'd lost some weight and were starting to feel happy about your current size?


  1. I CLEARLY recall buying a suit that fit for an interview (didnt get the job :) but for once my skirt wasnt UNBUTTONED underneath the jacket!)


  2. Congratulations!! My clothes were soooo sad that I think I just bought a shirt that wasn't "tired" looking. After that - the clothes came fast and furious.

  3. I've never been one for mushrooms but that sure looks yummy!
    Congrats on the new pants!
    Yep, gotta get some photos on here.

    The first thing I bought was a pair of size 10 dark blue jeans. They fit great and I felt like I looked good in them.
    Now they are a bit tight again, so I better get my butt back ingear.

    Keep it up!
    Have a great week.

  4. My running jacket - size 10 from Lululemon. I love it and it almost looks cute on me now :)

    I left you an award at my blog!

  5. Wow, what a fantastic meal! The only thing I'd change for me is to switch the cheese for a vegan one. I think it's great you made yours instead of choking on WF's price. Congrats also on getting so close to your goal. Mine is slow going, but I'm getting there.